FT. PIERCE, Florida — Forrest Michael “Woody” Montgomery, formerly of
Ada, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Ft Pierce, at the age of
65. He was born on July 2, 1948, in Lima, Ohio, to Bun and Ora
Montgomery, of Ada. He was the grandson of Daniel and Gracie Thacker, of
Forrest was a 1966 graduate of Ada High School. He also
attended Ohio State University and Morehead State University. He
dedicated over 25 years of his life to the U.S. Air Force and was a
retired Chief Master Sgt. He enjoyed listening to music (especially the
Rolling Stones), exercising, gardening, renovating homes, and was an
avid fan of the Florida Gators where all his children attended college.
Forrest loved to travel around the world and spent time living in the
Philippines and Norway with his family. Forrest was a Baptist by faith.
was a practical, determined, fair and loving husband, father, son and
brother who always loved to laugh and joke with everyone he met. He was a
friendly, curious person and enjoyed meeting new people. He always had a
way of getting everyone to laugh and smile and was always a kid at
He is survived by his wife, Faye; son and daughter-in-law,
Jon and Kris Montgomery, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; daughter and
son-in-law, Julie and Paul, of Washington, DC; and daughter, Melissa, of
Denver, Colorado; brothers Bun Montgomery, of Anamosa, Iowa, and Jeff
Montgomery, of Ada, Ohio. Sisters, Barbara Earl, of Nokomis, Florida,
and Jackie Trautwein of Louisville, Kentucky; three grandchildren Josh,
Sam, and Faye. His aunt Thelma Pruitt, of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He
also had a cat named Pogee.
A memorial service with full military
honors will begin at 1 p.m., on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Hanson-Neely
Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Jack Duffy officiating. Inurnment will be
in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
The family would rather not
receive flowers for the service. If you’d like to make a contribution,
please donate to Alzheimer’s research in his honor, such as the
Alzheimer’s Research Foundation of America or Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be expressed at ww.hansonneely.com.
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